Sending an “I love you to the moon and back” message into the universe can now be a reality for all those star crossed lovers, thanks to blockchain technology. You can now send anonymous messages in space just for a couple of cents, which will be broadcasted through a satellite and then delivered into the abyss.
The idea behind this novel idea is inspired from the Blockstream satellite services project launched by Blockstream, a blockchain technology company, in 2017. The project aims to deliver Bitcoin access to even those who don’t have internet. Blockstream is creating an infrastructure to make bitcoin accessible to people who do not have access to the internet.
How it Works
The technology powered by Spacebit.live works on an easy no fuss user interface that makes it possible for everyone to write their desired messages. All you have to do is write your note and then click the “send message to space” button. The message then gets transmitted across the satellite into space after you make a minimum payment fee of 3 cents in testnet bitcoins.
The amount of payment would depend specifically on the length and data of your message. If it’s a picture, it would require more data for transmission and would, therefore, cost you more. The user would also need a satellite receiver connected to your personal computer or a laptop to receive the transmitted message.
The Idea Behind It
The launch of this latest technology has probed and paved a new path in the realm of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but the inspiration behind it was purely for entertainment purposes. Now, the positive response behind this technology has led creators to explore and divulge more into it. Some experts believe that this idea is massive in terms of its potential uses. It could be used to transmit messages anonymously around the world. The message cannot be censored or stopped and can be, for instance, used by whistleblowers.